22 May 2020

Military.com | By Gina Harkins

The FBI is crediting sailors at a Texas air station with "potentially saving many innocent lives" when they thwarted what the agency has called a terrorism-related attack at their base Thursday.

"The FBI would like to recognize the bravery and heroism of the [Naval Air Station Corpus Christi] personnel who took quick action to prevent the shooter from entering the base," the agency's office tweeted Thursday.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that, when the gunman tried to get through the gate, he was stopped by a young sailor. The sailor, whose identity has not been released, suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital Thursday.

"She's doing well, I understand," he told the "Today" show on Friday.